Not less than 125 government officers from 85 ministries, departments and agencies in Nigeria are presently participating in the Capacity building programme on e-Government.
The programme, which is the 4th In-Country training, organised by Korea International Cooperation Agency (KOICA) in collaboration with Federal Ministry of Communications and Public Service Institute of Nigeria (PSIN) took off on January 23 and will run through to February 17, 2017.
Being part of the component of the ‘Project for Capacity Building of e-Government in Nigeria, the five years programme is meant to improve the efficiency and transparency of the public service administration in Nigeria.
Speaking at the opening ceremony of the commencement of the 4th in-country training programme, Monday, the Ambassador of the Republic of Korea to Nigeria, Mr Noh Kyu-duk said, embracing e-Government in Nigeria will bring about considerable change in the country, adding that Nigeria’s partnership with the Republic of Korea through the capacity building programme will be strengthened.
In a welcome address, Country Director, KOICA Nigeria Office, Mrs Park Sook Hyun revealed that about 1,500 public servants and government officials have so far been invited to Korea for short and long-term scholarship programs.
She also added that the programme that has seen about 410 public servants trained for capacity building in e-Government will be executed with $8.5 million as planned.
Her words, “of the past and on going programs of KOICA to Nigeria, this project represents the first IT related project and has a size of 8.5 million USD and includes three major components; first the building of the Nigeria e-Government Master Plan, second, the establishment of e- Government Training Center and third, capacity training programs.”
Sook Hyun further revealed that KOICA would soon renovate a 100-seat capacity conference hall with IT rooms in the Public Service Institute of Nigeria Abuja, as an e-Government training center to accommodate the increasing number of public servants for training.
The 4th In-County training will cover critical e-government areas, such as: Principle of e-Government; E-Government and Security;Components and Promotion Strategies of e-Government; Law and Institutions; Best Practices of e-Government in Korea (G2G, G2C&G2B, Infra) among others.
In a keynote address, the Perm Sec, Federal Ministry of Communication, Arc Sonny Echono commended the government of Korea for a huge move to help take Nigeria to a better platform of governance.Source: https://leadership.ng/news/568405/korea-group-to-spend-over-8m-on-e-government-training-for-85-agencies